Judge Shelves Catcher In the Rye Knock-Off

Restraining order may be prelude to trial for Salinger, 'sequel' writer
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 17, 2009 4:39 PM CDT
JD Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye", "Nine Stories", and "Franny and Zooey" is shown in 1951. The author has remained out of the public eye for decades.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A federal judge today blocked the publication of a modern novel featuring the characters of The Catcher in the Rye while she weighs whether there’s a valid copyright case. Author JD Salinger, 90, sued the Swedish publisher of 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye for not seeking his permission, Reuters reports. The new novel is literary commentary, a lawyer for the publisher counters. (Read more JD Salinger stories.)